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Unread 04-09-2011, 12:07 PM   #1
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hi guys i have a 2000 xj and i was going to buy a 4.5" re lift but with them reorganizing im thinking of going in a different direction. im not really sure which one that is though. rough country has a pretty nice setup but im not sure how good they are. if anyone has a rough country lift how do you like it? any other suggestions or advice would be appreciated. thanks

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Unread 04-09-2011, 05:06 PM   #2
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I would go with the rough country 4.5" X series lift. It is more complete than the RE lift, better quality and cost less. Rough country has a lot better customer service and warranty than RE, likely why they are out of business. The rough country lift has everything you will need other than the SYE cv rear driveshaft.
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Unread 04-09-2011, 05:11 PM   #3
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Rough Country or IronRockOffroad is what i'd go with if I were looking for a good, reasonably priced 4.5" lift kit.
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Unread 04-09-2011, 06:27 PM   #4
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I got the RC 4.5 X series and i like it alot, good price for the complete package, great customer service and JF discount. Like xjfever no sye or driveshaft but comes with a tc drop i dont have any vibes with just the drop.
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Unread 04-09-2011, 09:19 PM   #5
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hi guys i have a 2000 xj and i was going to buy a 4.5" re lift but with them reorganizing im thinking of going in a different direction. im not really sure which one that is though. rough country has a pretty nice setup but im not sure how good they are. if anyone has a rough country lift how do you like it? any other suggestions or advice would be appreciated. thanks
I dont have an rough country lift but, i heard of great things about bds-suspension lift kits. I got an RE 2" lift kit and going to order 2-3" bds shocks.
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Unread 04-10-2011, 12:03 AM   #6
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BDS is where i would go if i had to do it all over again. The only problem i ran into with my RC 4.5 is the leaves would not give me the correct shackle angle. I would flex them, i would jump on them, nothing. Maybe i'm retarded, i dont know. but a lot of people have been able to get that to work out just fine. So for the money, it did its job. I am looking to replace their crappy Quick disco's, but they work much better than nothing at all thats for sure. So, If you can aford it i would say go BDS, as i've heard nothing but good about their lifts. But if you want to save some $$$ RC works out pretty well!

One Important note. DO NOT Rush through the control arm set up. that is important that you get it set correctly, and even!
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Unread 04-10-2011, 12:15 AM   #7
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When I was looking at lifts, the big thing I didn't like about the RC 4.5 was that it came with a full 4.5" spring as compared to a 3.5" spring and a 1" shackle which will ride and flex a lot better than the 4.5" spring and stock shackle setup
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Unread 04-10-2011, 12:19 AM   #8
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When I was looking at lifts, the big thing I didn't like about the RC 4.5 was that it came with a full 4.5" spring as compared to a 3.5" spring and a 1" shackle which will ride and flex a lot better than the 4.5" spring and stock shackle setup
^^^^^ VERY TURE! I saw that rusty's had this, and i really didnt understand it at the time, Really wish i had gone that route instead!
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Unread 04-10-2011, 01:05 PM   #9
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I went with the 4.5 x series lift from Rough Country. I love it. The rustys sticker is cause i got the cat back exhaust from them. And its not sitting on 33 1250 15 BFGoodrich ATs instead of the Swampers.
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Unread 04-11-2011, 12:59 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the advice I'm new to this so ill need all the help I can get! Money is a little tight with going to school that's why I was interested in the rought country setup cuz it isn't to expensive and plus I need to save some money for the other fun stuff
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